Studies in Visual Communication at the Kunsthochschule Kassel with a focus on illustration and graphic design, with an artistic degree and the status of master student in 2008.
Since 2004 Markus Lefrançois works as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer with a variety of publishers, museums, and other clients from many areas, and has enjoyed commissions and recognition with awards and international exhibitions. In 2007 he co-founded the publisher for graphic “rotopolpress”.
Since 2007 Markus Lefrançois has been teaching at the Kunsthochschule Kassel and from 2009 to 2016 at the European Academy of Fine Arts Trier.
Publishers: Reclam Verlag, Bohem Verlag, Knesebeck Verlag, Gerstenberg Verlag, Cornelsen Verlag
Museums: Landesmuseum Hannover, Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel, Grimmwelt Kassel, Stadtmuseum Hildesheim, Museum Schloss Marburg
Companies: Alnatura, Bahlsen, Nordhessischer Verkehrsverbund
Research: University of Kassel, Deutsche Akademie für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur
Media: Hessischer Rundfunk, WDR, Arte, BuchMarkt, Gruner+Jahr, Das Magazin
Miscellaneous: Deutsche Märchenstraße, Kulturamt Kassel